29 September 2017 | Leisure

Le Marché aux fleurs Elisabeth II

A flower market named after a queen

Picture of a nice things to do in Paris.

The flower market Elizabeth II is situated on the Ile de la Cite, overlooking the Seine. This charming little market is dedicated to flowers and even to birds of rare breed on Sundays. 🙂 Maybe you could come back home with a little Piaf in yours bags, who knows? 🙂

Opened in 1809, the flower market Elizabeth II is truly a little treasure of greenery in the beating heat of Paris. Built around six metallic pavilions, this market is selling flowers, plants, trees and some rare breeds of orchids too. It is lovely to walk from stalls to stalls, smelling the beautiful scents of roses and lilies with the majestic Seine in the background.


This flower market is the ideal place for you when you need to buy a beautiful bouquet for your loved ones or to create your own little Parisian garden. 🙂

So you might ask yourself: why is this very Parisian market is named after the queen of England? The answer is quite simple. It is because the English monarch came to visit Paris in 2014, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1944 landing on the beaches of Normandy. As a thank you, Paris named this typical Parisian market after her. 🙂

So if you are feeling like growing your own secret garden you have to visit this flower market. It’s ravishing and truly Parisian. 🙂 This market is ideal for a romantic stroll with your date too. 🙂

Visit the market on Sundays to see all the rare breeds of birds in show ?